Nov 20: We still need to come up with the usual longarming details--what to quilt on it, thread & density. You know how doing the wee hours you can't get a thought out of your head? This morning it was Modern Squares like I did on Around Town. Thinking silver thread. I showed Kathy what Joan & I did on the WVU quilt. so she is considering something like that or footballs like on several of Joan's sports quilts Still TBD.
Nov 23: The fabric is here & perfectly matched.
Dec 20: Made a couple of practive y-seams & attic windows. Not too bad.
Dec 22: Got out the UNC fabric to see how the fussy cutting would go. Since fussy cutting wastes a lot of fabric, I realized I needed 2 more yards for good measure. Two yards is exactly what Fabric.com had left so I ordered it at once.
Dec 28: The rest of the fabric is here.
Dec 30-31: Prewashing.
Jan 01, 2017: Cut feature fabric squares & all strips including backing.
Jan 02: Piecing the window blocks. Done.
Jan 03: Rows are done.
Jan 04: Rows are together & thus the quilt center is done. Only the borders are left.
Jan 12: Sashing border is on.
Jan 13: Guess what? Iam not perfect...yet. I was adding the white border & got curious when I had not cut enough strips. When I checked back over everything, I found my error. I had the blocks as 10.5" which is what I was supposed to do. Instead, I did the fussy cut blocks at 10.5" to get that nice layout making the blocks 13". The quilt has grown from 50x80 to 64x93. I cut the backing way back when instead of waiting until the top was done. Of course, it is too small now. Ordered fabric for larger backing. And so it goes.
Jan 18: Quilt top finished. Using Vickie Malaski's Football pantograph with even rows offset 50%.
Jan 19: New backing is in & prewashed.
Jan 20: Backing is pieced. Ready to quilt.
Feb 04: Prepped.
Feb 05 Loading.
Feb 06: Quilted.
Feb 07: Binding is attached. Started hand work.
Feb 15: Binding is finished. The quilt is finished.